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Two Pilots Spent Their Savings on a Plane to Rescue Migrants at Sea

Jul 11 , 2018

Two pilots have spent their combined life savings for the sole purpose of saving refugees from the perils of sailing across the Mediterranean Sea.

 

José Benavente and Benoit Micolon are the French altruists behind the volunteer rescue group Pilotes Volontaires. The two men launched the effort after they pooled their hard-earned money to purchase a $150,000 plane to be used for rescuing migrants at sea.

 

“José and I bought the plane with our own personal money because otherwise we would have wasted too much time searching for financing,” Micolon… read more


HERO’S WELCOME FOR BET AWARD-WINNER SJAVA!

Jul 10 , 2018

Fans showed up at OR Tambo International Airport to welcome Sjava home.

The BET award-winning South African musician Jabulani “Sjava” Hadebe received a hero’s welcome when he touched down at the OR Tambo International Aiport from the United States on Wednesday.

Friends, fans and family members came out in numbers to welcome Sjava following his win at the BET awards, Sjava walked away with the BET Viewers Choice ‘Best International Act’ award in Los Angeles over the weekend.

@Sjava_ATM’s supporters are ready to welcome him back home… read more


SHELL HELPS SA’s TEACHERS AND STUDENTS EXCEL IN MATHS AND SCIENCE

Jul 09 , 2018

In South Africa, there is still a shortage of qualified graduates in the fields of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), which has led to a huge need in these industries for talented people with relevant knowledge and skills.

“[Science] is more than a school subject, or the periodic table, or the properties of waves. It is an approach to the world, a critical way to understand and explore and engage with the world, and then have the capacity to change that world,” said former US president Barack Obama at a White House Science Fair in March 2015.

Aiming… read more


MAN IS HAILED AS HERO IN CHINA AFTER RARE ORGAN DONATION CHANGES FIVE LIVES

Jul 09 , 2018

Phillip Hancock was only 27 years-old when he passed away two months ago – but the compassionate young man’s death made history in Chongqing, China.

Hancock had been working as an English teacher there for four years until he fell ill from complications with type 1 diabetes.

When he was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance, his heart had temporarily stopped beating. By the time his family arrived, he had fallen into a coma and died.

While this may seem like a fairly common tragedy, there was something remarkable about the Australian man’s passing because he… read more


HOW TO BEST RESOLVE BUSINESS DISPUTES

Jul 09 , 2018

One of the most difficult situations a business owner or shareholder can face in these tough economic times is a company dispute.

When a company is involved in a court case, its productivity can be disrupted significantly. In addition, there is the anxiety associated with the thought of court litigation and financial and reputational risks.

It also means managers will spend substantial amounts of time dealing with lawyers, the media and other litigation-related issues. The cost of productive time lost in this way is largely hidden, but it takes management’s attention… read more


DESMOND AND LEAH TUTU SPEND WEDDING ANNIVERSARY CARING FOR SICK CHILDREN

Jul 09 , 2018

The Tutus have been active patrons of the hospital for the past 18 years.

Apart from being regular visitors to the wards‚ their fundraising efforts have contributed to the hospital being able to acquire equipment to screen high-risk infants’ eyes and prevent blindness‚ and equipment for the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit for which there was no public funding.

The teaching hospital of Stellenbosch University‚ Tygerberg hospital is responsible for providing tertiary medical care to approximately half of the Western Cape’s children in need‚ as well as some children from… read more


WHO GETS THE LAND?

Jul 05 , 2018

The first day of public hearings on whether or not land should be expropriated without compensation, has yielded mixed reactions from those who came to make submissions.

The hearings kicked off in the Northern Cape town of Springbok on Tuesday and will also start in Limpopo on Wednesday.

Parliament’s Joint Constitutional Review Committee has been tasked to determine whether or not Section 25 of the Constitution should be amended.

According to Section 25 of the Constitution, property may be expropriated for a public purpose or in the public interest.

It also… read more


CITY OF JOBURG TO RELEASE 600 NEW TITLE DEEDS

Jul 04 , 2018

Over the next two weeks, the City of Johannesburg will be releasing more than 600 new title deeds to Joburg residents, Randburg Sun has reported.

New housing MMC Meshack van Wyk said in the coming 2018/19 financial year, the City aimed to release some 3 500 title deeds. This, he said, would empower the poorest residents, who would be able to give their families the security of permanent tenure.

“It is estimated that some 30 000 accommodation units are required in the short term to address the needs of the most vulnerable households.”

Van Wyk explained that, therefore,… read more


SAUDI WOMAN CELEBRATE THE END OF FEMALE DRIVING BAN BY DOING A LAP IN F1 RACE CAR

Jul 04 , 2018

Women all over Saudi Arabia are celebrating a historic day for their country: the day that Saudi women are legally allowed to drive on the kingdom’s roads.

The decision to lift the archaic ban was made by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in September 2017, making Saudi Arabia the last country in the world to allow women to drive.

Female race care driver Aseel Al-Hamad decided to mark the exciting day by taking a celebratory lap around the Le Castellet circuit in a 2012 Renault Formula One race car.

Source: https://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watch-saudi-woman-celebrate-the-end-of-female-driving-ban-by-doing-a-lap-in-f1-race-car/

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SPECIAL WEF FORUM FOCUSES ON FIXING SA

Jul 04 , 2018

The World Economic Forum (WEF), the international organisation that brings together the globe’s most influential business and political leaders at Davos each year, held an extraordinary forum in Johannesburg last week to discuss reconstruction in the post-Zuma era.

Chaired by Klaus Schwab, “the father of multi-lateral stakeholder engagement”, it brought together 60 global and South African business leaders, 23 cabinet ministers, top government officials and academics to discuss action in 10 areas of the economy ranging from innovation to regional integration and growth… read more